Real Pain Points
At tiphub, we have key themes that drive our interest in the companies we engage. As a result, we are very flexible in areas where most would be rigid and particular where others would be flexible. We are geographically agnostic but tend to where we have the best communities. Instead of focusing on specific industries, we are interested in companies that do the following:
Companies that organize marketplaces. There’s a great amount of informal marketplaces in African and diaspora markets and sometimes opportunities to create them. Taking the opportunity to make these marketplaces formal provides scalability and savings to buyers and sellers.
Companies that decrease the cost of doing business between businesses and customers. Decreasing the cost of doing business allows opportunities to deliver quality experiences, products, and services to businesses and customers in new ways.
We’re interested in companies that disintermediates extractive, legacy industries to remove friction and empower consumers and small business. Examples include blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Companies that help consumers and organizations make better decisions. Providing transparency by unlocking data for the consumer and organization.